CALIFORNIA: Two of the biggest creative minds, Sony Pictures and Ex-CEO of Fox Filmed Entertainment, Tom Rothman have come together and have launched TriStar Productions, a new joint venture.
Starting 1 September, TriStar Productions will augment the Sony Pictures Entertainment’s (SPE) strong output of motion pictures and television programming.
TriStar Productions will have its own in-house creative production and executives and marketing while Sony Pictures will retain the distribution rights worldwide.
TriStar Productions will also add to the studio’s pipeline and will be associated with titles from Columbia Pictures, Sony Pictures Animation, Sony Pictures Classics and so on.
It is expected that the new venture between the Ex-FOX Filmed Entertainment and Sony will churn at least four new films a year. All under the TriStar Productions banner.
Amy Pascal, Co-Chairmanm SPE says, “Tom is a rare executive who loves movies, loves filmmakers, understands how to make money and has exquisite taste. He has the perfect programming sensibility to add to our slate mix and it will be a thrill to have him as part of our team.”
Even Tom Rothman expressed his eagerness and enthusiasm being a part of the Sony Family. He said, “As a fan of Hollywood history, I know TriStar has a noble name. I am honored that Michael and Amy would choose me to try to lead a new chapter in it and look forward to collaborating with all the great people at Sony, a truly terrific studio. It feels like coming home.”
Sony Pictures has lined up several films like ‘ Elysium’ with Matt Damon, ‘Carrie’ with Chloe Grace Moretz and Julianne Moore, ‘American Hustle’ and ‘The Monuments Men’ lined up for release.
With two creative geniuses under one roof, movies surely are going to get interesting.